The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) held a five-day training programme for sports administrators at Olympic House this week, which administrators from across the country attended the programme, concluding on Friday.

The training programme attracted participants from the Gauteng Department of Sports, Johannesburg Metro Department of Sports and from 19 National Federations.

The themes covered ranged from the history and structure of the Olympic Games to general sports management principles. Also covered in the programme were new developments in communications technology and media training.

Of particular interest to the participants were lectures that dealt with securing of funding and development and implementation of business plans for sports organizations.

The training course was held in conjunction with the Olympic Solidarity and attendees were awarded with certificates of participation. Olympic Solidarity is the arm of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), that is responsible for sports development.

The organization provides assistance in the form of funding and expertise to National Olympic Committees globally.